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Whether they’re furry or scaly, four-legged or finned, wild or domestic, we love animals. So the September/October 2019 issue of Oklahoma Today is dedicated to all the creatures who call the Sooner State home. For this issue, we took to social media to discover some of Oklahoma’s best pets, and the resulting portraits will make your heart sing (or bark, or meow, or moo). Those looking to help Oklahoma’s animal residents will want to check out the feature “Human Kind,” which profiles the Kirkpatrick Foundation’s efforts to make Oklahoma the most animal-friendly state in the nation, and “Homeward Bound,” in which managing editor Karlie Ybarra profiles the efforts of animal rescue organizations around the state. In “Extinct Oklahoma,” naturalist, writer, and artist Debby Kaspari catalogues some of the prehistoric creatures who once called Oklahoma home, from Acrocanthosaurus—the official state dinosaur—to saber-toothed tigers. And in “Wild Cats,” Gordon Grice tracks down legends about school bus-sized catfish in Oklahoma lakes—only to find the real thing is not quite so big but far more interesting. Also: A flow chart to help you find your perfect vegetarian meal; a tour of the Rattlesnake and Venom Museum in Oklahoma City; and a guide to a great day at the Tulsa Zoo. All this and more in the September/October 2019 issue of Oklahoma Today.
Founded in 1956, Oklahoma Today is the Official Magazine of Oklahoma. Each issue is filled with the best of Oklahoma's food, culture, places, people, history, arts, and events.